Dr Robert Neville McCarthy Scholarship


Two bursaries will be awarded by the Faculty of Veterinary & Agricultural Sciences to students who are in the final year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

The donation memorialises the late Dr Robert Neville McCarthy, BVSc, PhD, veterinary scientist and the son of the donors, who died in 1993.

The bursary is designed to assist the student in preparing their research project. Preference will be given to applicants whose research project is focused on equine health and performance.

Scholarship Value

Prize value: up to $2000

Duration: one-off payment


All DVM4 Students. However, preference will be given to applicants whose research project is focused on equine health and performance.

Terms & Conditions

    1. The bursary will be awarded based on recommendations of the DVM Scholarship Committee.
    2. The student’s research project must be approved and meet the requirements as prescribed in the 2018 Research Project rotation guide.
    3. Students must be in good academic standing (no pending supplementary or special examinations). Academic record will not otherwise be considered in the selection process.
    4. Preference will be given to students with an interest in equine health and performance.
    5. The bursary recipient is expected to attend an award ceremony. Failure to attend (without extenuating circumstances) may result in cancellation of the scholarship.
    6. The scholarship recipients will present their research project to the Class of 2018 during Capstone Week in November 2018.

                  How to apply

                  Applicants must submit a letter addressing:

                  • Describing the educational intent of their research project and how this experience will enhance their veterinary education
                  • Demonstration of the potential value to the student of the learning experience
                  • The relevance of the experience to the student’s career aspirations

                  The letter should be no more than 500 words in length and must not be handwritten

                  A resume is not required


                  Applications:  open late 2017

                  Applications close: TBC

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